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New Music USA offers funding and development opportunities to individuals and organizations undertaking imaginative work.

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  • “We’ve been so fortunate to receive funding from New Music USA and we want to thank you for helping to give us the wings to fly!”

    Silkroad; Boston, MA; 2019 Project Grant Recipient
  • “I am so thrilled to be working with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to write a new piece for them and other orchestras. Having the time and resources to create a large piece for the orchestra is rare in the modern classical world, especially for younger composers. In addition to writing the piece, I am looking forward to sitting down with the orchestra to open up a dialogue on what changes can be made to create a more inclusive space in the orchestral classical realm.”

    Shelley Washington; Princeton, NJ; Amplifying Voices Composer
  • “I want to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this grant.  This means so much at this time. And I know what it means to so many other artists. Your generosity has been welcomed two-fold, both as an economic assistance but also as confirmation that art matters and that a better day for all of us will come.”

    2020 Solidarity Fund Recipient

Our Funding Partners

Support for New Music USA and its many programs and activities is provided by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and hundreds of individual contributors.

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Support for New Music USA is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, SESAC, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Sphinx Venture Fund, The New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc., with additional annual or project support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Loud Hound Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and many individuals. New Music USA acknowledges and is grateful for the support of its endowment donors, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Fidelity Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

Support for New Music USA is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Major annual program and operating support are provided by grants from Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, SESAC, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Sphinx Venture Fund, The New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc., with additional annual or project support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Sorel Organization, Cheswatyr Foundation, ASCAP, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Loud Hound Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and many individuals. New Music USA acknowledges and is grateful for the support of its endowment donors, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Fidelity Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.